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Publications - Other Documents - Parliamentary Questions - 2015 - National Assembly (NA)

National Assembly (NA) - Minister's responses to Questions

Asset and Liability Management
Reply to PQ 332 [NW358E] - What measures will the Government put in place to fund its commitment of R23 billion towards Eskom in the 2015-16 financial year and (b) who will be responsible for this funding? (65kb)
Reply to PQ 704 [NW852E] - The National Treasury held a market sounding where close to twenty financial institutions, mainly banks, presented options of assets that could be sold and the strategies that could be used for doing so....? (7kb)
Reply to PQ 457 [NW534E] - Considering the challenges confronting the country’s economy, how does he plan to (a) avoid a credit rating downgrade, (b) reassure investors and (c) encourage investment in the country? (86kb)
Reply to PQ1300 [NW1509E] - (a) What is the current cost of debt, expressed as a percentage, at the current credit rating and (b) to what percentage will this cost increase if the credit rating is downgraded? (7kb)
Reply to PQ 1775 [NW1993E] - With reference to his Budget speech in which he stated that non-strategic government assets will be disposed of, (a) what is the total value of the non-strategic government assets available for disposal and (b) what do they consist of? (66kb)
Reply to PQ 1301 [NW1510E] - (a) Where were the funds sourced from to finance the budget deficit for the 2014-15 financial year and (b) what are the terms and conditions of the source of such funds? (7kb)
Reply to OPQ 164 [NO2373E] - (1) Whether, with regard to his announcement during his introduction of the Appropriation Bill and the tabling of the Division of Revenue Bill on 25 February 2015, that Eskom will receive a capital injection of R23 billion (details furnished), the funding model is sustainable; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details;..? (77kb)
Reply to OPQ 149 [NO2358E] - Whether the National Treasury has identified which non-strategic state assets will be disposed of to firm up the balance sheets of flailing state-owned enterprises, as announced in the Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement on 22 October 2014; if not,..? (77kb)
Reply to PQ 1797 [NW2016E] - Whether he will contemplate making funds available to Transnet to increase the subsidy which Transnet is paying for the medical aid contributions of pensioners belonging to the Transnet Second Defined Benefit Fund from its current low base, so as to assist the pensioners in keeping up with inflation and the rising cost of living; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details? (7kb)
Reply to PQ 2218 [NW2575E] - (1) Whether the National Treasury had (a) refinanced debt in order to keep up its rate of spending at any stage from 1 January 2009 up to the latest specified date for which information is available and (b) undertaken any exercise,..? (74kb)
Reply to PQ 2333 [NW2694E] - (1) (a) What is the total value of South Africa’s current gold reserves, quoted in US dollars, and (b) what proportion of South Africa’s gold reserves is (i) stored in South Africa and (ii) located offshore;..? (70kb)
Reply to PQ 2455 [NW2823E] - With reference to the Mmamabula Power Purchase Agreement drafted between Eskom and the independent power producer, CIC Energy, that allowed for a potential electricity supply of 4 800MW and the proposed Mmamabula Energy Project emanating from the specified agreement, was National Treasury involved in the decision-making process responsible for aborting this project; if not, why not; if so, to what extent? (6kb)
Reply to PQ 2563 [NW2937E] - (1) Is the codeshare agreement between SA Airways (SAA) and Etihad Airways commercially viable; if so, (a) how, (b) what assurance can SAA provide that this route will not run at a loss at any time, (c) on what business case was this decision grounded and (d) were any political and socio-economic factors taken into consideration when this decision was taken;..? (82kb)
Reply to OPQ 411 [NO3748E] - With reference to the reply to question 2836 on 18 August 2015 by the Minister of Trade and Industry that the Black Industrialist Programme has not yet been approved by Cabinet, why did the SA Airways enter into a memorandum of understanding with the Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry that was worth R1 billion in May (details furnished) in support of a programme that is not approved by Cabinet? (68kb)
Reply to PQ 3432 [NW4092E] - (a) What were the (i) total amounts and (ii) breakdown of the specified amounts spent on the New Age newspaper by the SA Airways (SAA) Group in the (aa)(aaa) 2010-11, (bbb) 2011-12, (ccc) 2012-13, (ddd) 2013-14 and (eee) 2014-15 financial years and (bb) since 1 April 2015 and (b) what was the total amount spent on the New Age newspaper by the SAA Group (i) in the specified financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2015? (11kb)
Reply to PQ 3433 [NW4094E] - Whether the SA Airways Group has a programme in place to (a) minimise pilferage and/or (b) loss of (i) bar items, (ii) major galley equipment, (iii) high value in-flight items and (iv) any other specified item(s); if not, why not; if so, in respect of each specified case, what (aa) is the description of the item(s)..? (66kb)
Reply to PQ 3759 [NW4443E] - 1) Whether, in the interest of inter-generational equity and of responsible financial management, the Government regularly paid off national debt as and when it came due during the period 31 August 2014 to 31 August 2015, rather than rolling it forward and heaping the burden on the next generation; if not,..? (72kb)
Reply to PQ 3786 [NW4528E] - (1) With reference to the National Treasury’s 2014-15 Annual Report which states that the National Treasury compiled a memorandum on Pebble Bed Modular Reactor (PBMR) training and research educational assets as well as the transaction with the Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation, why was the specified PBMR transaction not included in the nuclear co-operation framework agreement signed with the Russian Federation in 2014;..? (69kb)
Reply to PQ 4067 [NW4938E] - (1) Whether the Government has a clear strategy to mitigate sharp increases in loan repayments that are due in 2016 and 2017, without exchanging any short-dated or expiring bonds with longer-term bonds as that would create generation inequity; if not, why does the Government lack a strategy to meet the sharp increases in loan repayments that are due in the specified years; if so, ..? (69kb)
Reply to PQ 3911 [NW4767E] - Whether he will take action against the reckless and wasteful expenditure of taxpayers’ money by Eskom, whereby the specified parastatal recently entered into a three-year agreement that is worth R43 million with The New Age to sponsor the specified publication’s breakfast briefings, especially in light of the R20 billion fiscal bail out that he has to find in order to assist Eskom deal with its R225 billion cash flow gap; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details? (67kb)
Reply to PQ 3963 [NW4830E] - (1) Whether the National Treasury in particular is aware of a certain person’s (name and details furnished) alleged (a) amendment of a lease agreement with Airbus leading to its cancellation by Airbus,..? (71kb)
 
Budget Office
Reply to PQ 705 [NW853E] - With regard to the projected deficit decline from R162,2 billion in the 2015-16 financial year to R117,3 billion in the 2016-17 financial year in his 2015 Budget Vote, largely the result of a R142,6 billion increase in revenue, what is the forecasted source of the additional revenue? (8kb)
Reply to PQ 706 [NW854E] - With reference to the Foreword of the Budget Review released on 25 February 2015, can he explain what is meant by the National Treasury’s Director-General’s assertion that the National Treasury aims to reach a fair, sustainable public-sector wage agreement that protects the purchasing power of public servants? (66kb)
Reply to PQ 963 [NW1120E] - What impact has he found will the R25 billion budget expenditure ceiling reduction have on service delivery? (21kb)
Reply to PQ 964 [NW1122E] - Whether the National Treasury has modelled the impact of above inflation public sector salary increases on continuing fiscal sustainability; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details? (8kb)
Reply to PQ 1258 [NW1466E] - Whether the purchase of three executive jets had his approval and support and why was the purchase not provided for in the Budget he presented to the National Assembly on 25 February 2015; if not,..? (7kb)
Reply to OPQ 173 [NO2382E] - (1) Whether, with reference to the National Treasury’s gross domestic product (GDP) forecast for 2015 which has been revised downwards with a projection growth of 2%, he has found that the current budget deficit as well as the debt-to-GDP ratio is within acceptable levels; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details;..? (80kb)
Reply to PQ 1980 [NW2242E] - (1) What is the total amount of unspent funds from the national fiscus in the (a) 2012-13, (b) 2013-14 and (c) 2014-15 financial years; (2) what has the National Treasury done with these unspent funds? (8kb)
Reply to PQ 2768 [NW3200E] - Whether National Treasury intends to undertake a countrywide road show to explain to citizens (a) what debt the Government was incurring in their name in order to fund its annual undertakings, (b) how it was proposing to manage and pay off the specified debt so that the country does not become another Greece or Puerto Rico in the next decade and..? (71kb)
Reply to OPQ 381 [NO3716E] - In light of the fact that the expenditure exceeds the revenue resulting to an increase in borrowing every financial year, what plans does he have in place to either increase revenue or decrease expenditure to create a balance? (63kb)
Reply to OPQ 400 [NO3736E] - Whether, with reference to the 2015-16 budget expenditure ceiling, he has taken any steps to monitor that the specified expenditure ceiling is not exceeded; if not, why not; if so, (a) which departments have exceeded the expenditure ceiling and (b) what action has he and the Cabinet taken to reduce the expenditure in the specified departments? (7kb)
Reply to OPQ 401 [NO3737E] - (1) What effort is he making to ensure that the annual public sector wage increases for the 2015-16 financial year remains within the inflation target range in all spheres of government; ..? (68kb)
Reply to PQ3008 [NW3547E] - Whether he launched any investigation to find out why only R218 billion of the R256 billion allocated by the State for use on fixed capital spending had been taken up and whether as a result thereof any money budgeted for infrastructure development had failed to materialize; if not, why not; if so,...? (99kb)
Reply to PQ 3561 [NW4228E] - (1) What is the (a)(i) total cost and (ii) breakdown of specified total costs of the public sector wage agreement in the (aa) 2015-16, (bb) 2016-17 and (cc) 2017-18 financial years and (b) sum total of the total costs of the specified financial years;..? (8kb)
Reply to PQ 3667 [NW4334E] - (1) What is the (a)(i) total cost and (ii) breakdown of such costs of the public sector wage agreement for each specified (aa) department, (bb) constitutional institution and (cc) public entity listed on Schedule 2 and 3 of the Public Finance Management Act, Act 1 of 1999, for the (aaa) 2015-16, (bbb) 2016-17 and (ccc) 2017-18 financial years and (b) sum total of the total cost of the specified financial years;..? (8kb)
Reply to PQ 3668 [NW4335E] - (a) What is the (i) total cost and (ii) breakdown of such costs of the public sector wage agreement in the (aa) 2015-16, (bb) 2016-17 and (cc) 2017-18 financial years, (b) what is the sum total cost of the specified financial years combined for each specified provincial department in respect of each province and (c) how will the public sector wage agreement be financed in each specified case? (8kb)
Reply to PQ 3669 [NW4336E] - (a) What is the (i) total cost and (ii) breakdown of such costs of the public sector wage agreement in the (aa) 2015-16, (bb) 2016-17 and (cc) 2017-18 financial years, (b) what is the sum total cost of the specified financial years combined for each specified municipality in respect of each specified province and (c) how will the public sector wage agreement be financed in each specified case? (8kb)
Reply to PQ 3966 [NW4834E] - Whether the Government has a clear and binding policy on building, maintaining and preserving a given level of contingency funds, expressed as a ratio of the annual approved budget, so as to alleviate the plight of citizens and rebuild the infrastructure adequately and swiftly during a major disaster; if not, why not; if so,..? (74kb)
 
Corporate Services
Reply to PQ 540 [NW620E] - Whether any employees in the National Treasury have been on suspension with full salary since 1 January 2014; if so, (a) how many employees and (b) what is the total cost thereof? (6kb)
Reply to PQ 1160 [NW1361E] - (a) How many sick leave days were taken by employees of the National Treasury in the 2013-14 financial year and (b) what was the total cost thereof in rand? (48kb)
Reply to PQ 1460 [NW1673E] - (a) How many invoices from private contractors to the National Treasury currently remain unpaid for longer than 30 days and (b) in each case,..? (6kb)
Reply to PQ 1876 [NW2097E] - Since 1 January 2015, has the National Treasury installed generators at any of (a) its offices or (b) the offices of the entities reporting to him as a result of load shedding; if so, what is the total cost of the (i) installation and (ii) running of these generators? (6kb)
Reply to PQ 1998 [NW2260E] - Does the National Treasury maintain an updated asset register; if not, why not; if so, what is the (a) total number and (b) value of all motor vehicles recorded on such register? (6kb)
Reply to PQ 2177 [NW2489E] - Is the National Treasury currently involved in a work exchange and/or employment agreement with the Republic of Cuba; if so, (a)..? (7kb)
Reply to PQ 2693 [NW3124E] - Whether (a) he, (b) his Deputy Minister and (c) any officials in the National Treasury travelled to China in the 2014-15 financial year; if so, what was the (i) purpose of each specified visit and (ii)(aa) total cost and (bb) breakdown of such costs of each specified visit? (25kb)
Reply to PQ 3340 [NW3996E] - Whether the National Treasury meets the Government’s employment equity target of 2% for the employment of persons with disabilities that was set in 2005; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details? (63kb)
Reply to PQ 3296 [NW3903E] - (1) (a)(i) What total amount did the National Treasury spend on his travel costs between Gauteng and Cape Town in the 2014-15 financial year and (ii) how many trips did he undertake between Gauteng and Cape Town in the specified financial year and..? (70kb)
Reply to PQ 3346 [NW4003E] - Whether (a) a certain consulting company (name furnished) and/or (b) any other specified consulting company conducted any work for the National Treasury (i) in the (aa) 2013-14 and (bb) 2014-15 financial years and/or (ii) during the period 1 April 2015 up to the latest specified date for which information is available; if so,..? (8kb)
Reply to PQ 3691 [NW4359E] - Whether, with reference to (a) the statement by the President, Mr Jacob G Zuma, that it is crucial to tighten the belt on expenses and (b) the fact that departmental staff travel from Johannesburg to Cape Town weekly to attend portfolio committee meetings, do financial statistics exist in his department regarding ministerial and departmental travel expenses; if not, why not; if so,..? (7kb)
 
Economic Policy
Reply to PQ 197 [NW214E] - Whether the National Treasury has a strategic and workable programme to transform the structure of the economy to meet the demands of the people for economic freedom; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details? (73kb)
Reply to PQ 675 [NW819E] - How does the Government view the negative implication of the much lower than projected 5% growth rate by 2019 on our youth and employment opportunities for them, in light of the statement by the President, Mr Jacob G Zuma, during the State of the Nation Address on 12 February 2015 that the Government’s targeted economic growth rate of 5% is at risk and his statement during the Budget Speech on 25 February 2015 that the projected economic growth rate for 2015 is a mere 2%;...? (110kb)
Reply to PQ 966 [NW1124E] - (1) What forecasting model was used with regard to the 2% growth forecast in 2015 and 3% in 2016;...? (196kb)
Reply to PQ 1207 [NW1413E] - Whether the National Treasury has modelled the impact of the electricity supply constraint on (a) mining and (b) manufacturing (i) output and (ii) exports; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details? (85kb)
Reply to PQ 1208 [NW1414E] - With regard to the National Treasury inflation forecast of 4,3% for 2015 and 5,9% for 2016, what factors contributed to the increase between 2015 and 2016? (7kb)
Reply to PQ 965 [N1123E] - With regard to the structural and competitiveness challenges that hold back production and investment in our economy mentioned in his 2015 Budget Speech, what (a) challenges were identified and (b) steps have been taken to address them? (98kb)
Reply to PQ 1273 [NW1481E] - Whether the National Treasury is taking any steps to shift the economy’s growth trajectory from being consumption-led to being growth-led; if not, why not; if so, what steps? (67kb)
Reply to PQ 1499 [NW1709E] - Whether he has identified any regulatory obstacles to faster economic growth to reduce and remove; if not, why not; if so, what are they? (108kb)
Reply to PQ 1493 [NW1702E] - (1) Whether he had requested the President and the national executive to summon a special bosberaad to consider special government measures to correct with urgency, collaboration and effort possible, the worsening shortage of electricity which the International Monetary Fund as well as..? (24kb)
Reply to OPQ 174 [NO2383E] - What (a) impact is load-shedding estimated to have on the slowing of the country’s economic growth rate to 1,3 per cent of the gross domestic product for the first quarter of 2015, (b) other factors have contributed to the low economic growth rate and (c) are the prospects for achieving a growth rate of 2 per cent or higher for 2015? (79kb)
Reply to PQ 1810 [NW 2019E] - (1) What is the National Treasury doing to stimulate the low levels of economic growth;..? (70kb)
Reply to PQ 2896 [NW3266E] - (1) Whether he has any (a) research or (b) information at his disposal pointing towards the probability or inevitability in the near future of a global economic recession equivalent to or worse than the one in 2008,...? (61kb)
Reply to OPQ 398 [NO3734E] - Whether with reference to the statement by the President on the implementation of the State of the Nation Address on 11 August 2015 and the nine point plan to ignite growth and create jobs, he has found that it is not all doom and gloom in South Africa; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details? (71kb)
Reply to OPQ 399 [NO3735E] - What is the (a) annual target for the rate of economic growth set out in the National Development Plan and (b) actual rate of economic growth in (i) 2010, (ii) 2011, (iii) 2012, (iv) 2013 and (v) 2014? (10kb)
Reply to PQ 2918 [NW3421E] - (1) Whether the Government was proactively utilising the slide of the rand to its lowest level against the dollar in 15 years to stimulate (a) manufacturing, (b) mining, (c) agriculture, (d) agri-processing, (e) exports, (f) internal and external tourism and (g) methanol production to supplement liquid fuels; if not, why not..? (67kb)
Reply to PQ 3002 [NW3541E] - Whether the Government has a clear strategy to identify policies, regulations and failures that were impacting negatively on (a) economic growth, (b) direct fixed investments, (c) implementation of the National Development Plan, (d) job preservation and (e) job creation enterprises,..? (146kb)
Reply to PQ 3441 [NW4102E] - What total remuneration amount was paid to each director of the SA Airways Group in the 2014-15 financial year? (7kb)
 
FIC
Reply to PQ 250 [NW272E] - (1) Whether, in view of the finding of the Global Financial Integrity report of December 2014, in respect of illegal outflows of money from the country from 2003 to 2012, which culminated in the loss of an estimated R147 billion a year, he can provide a relevant and detailed account of how the money was lost; ...? (152kb)
 
Generic Questions
Reply to PQ 2418 [NW2784E] - What amount did (a) the National Treasury and (b) each entity reporting to it spend on advertising in (i) The Sowetan and (ii) The Daily Sun in the (aa) 2012-13, (bb) 2013-14 and (cc) 2014-15 financial years? (30kb)
 
GEPF
Reply to PQ 2081 [NW2345E] - (a) Why will pensioners of the Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF) be receiving an increase of only 5,8% for the 2015-16 financial year, (b) on what basis was this increase calculated,..? (213kb)
 
GPAA
Reply to PQ 3562 [NW4229E] - (1) What is the total number of voluntary withdrawals that were made from each specified pension fund falling under the Government Pensions Administration Agency (GPAA) (a) in each specified month and (b) in the (i) 2014-15 financial year and (ii) during the period 1 April 2015 up to the latest specified date for which information is available;...? (328kb)
 
GTAC
Reply to PQ 1041 [NW1201E] - (1) How many applications did his department receive from the agricultural sector under the Jobs Fund programme;...? (253kb)
Reply to PQ 1664 [NW1881E] - (1) What is the total investment made by the Jobs Fund to date in the Riversands Incubation Hub near Diepsloot in Johannesburg, which is a partnership between the Jobs Fund and Century Property Investments;..? (10kb)
 
Intergovermental Relations
Reply to PQ 230 [NW261E] - How does he plan to ensure that a significant budget allocation goes to local government, in view of local government receiving a budget allocation of a mere 9%, while the rest of the budget has been allocated for provincial and national government business? (8kb)
Reply to PQ 365 [NW393E] - (1) For each metropolitan municipality, based on the 2013-14 audited annual financial statements, what was the (a) average debt collection rate for the year, ...? (84kb)
Reply to PQ 1495 [NW1704E] - Whether his department withheld any local government equitable share allocations from any local municipality in the (a) 2012-13, (b) 2013-14 and (c) 2014-15 financial years,..? (140kb)
Reply to PQ 1733 [NW1951E] - (1) What is the National Treasury’s total budget allocated for assisting metropolitan municipalities that experience financial distress in the (a) 2014-15 and (b) 2015-16 financial years;..? (66kb)
Reply to OPQ 156 [NO2365E] - In view of his announcement on 31 March 2015 that the National Treasury will withhold the transfer of the equitable share to 60 municipalities due to their persistent default to pay outstanding money to Eskom and the fact..? (19kb)
Reply to PQ 2348 [NW2709E] - With reference to the presentation made to the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education on 2 June 2015 (a) what are the full details of each of the mobile schools, (b) how many learners are enrolled in each of the specified schools, ..? (8kb)
Reply to PQ 2485 [NW2854E] - (1) Whether any (a) metropolitan, (b) local or (c) district municipality has budgeted or applied for tariff increases for the 2015-16 Medium-Term Revenue and Expenditure Framework in excess of the guidelines stipulated in the Municipal Finance Management Act (MFMA) Circular No 74 on 12 December 2014; if so,...? (115kb)
Reply to PQ 3434 [NW4095E] - (1) What is the (a) total amount(s) and (b) breakdown of the specified amount(s) of funds that have to be transferred to the New Development Bank for the (i) 2015-16, (ii) 2016-17 and (iii) 2017-18 financial years;..? (6kb)
Reply to PQ 3924 [NW4789E] - (1) How much Municipal Infrastructure Grant (MIG) funding was granted to the Thabazimbi Local Municipality in Limpopo in the (a) 2011-12, (b) 2012-13, (c) 2013-14, (d) 2014-15 and (e) 2015-16 financial years, respectively;..? (79kb)
Reply to PQ 4178 [NW5054E] - (1) Whether any of the provinces that have been declared as drought disaster areas have requested any form of additional funding from the National Treasury for drought relief; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so,..? (70kb)
Reply to PQ 4199 [NW5075E] - (1) Whether the intergovernmental report commissioned by him on the latest round of the redeterminations of municipal boundaries initiated by the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs in 2015, was presented by the National Treasury to the National Council of Provinces’ Select Committee on Appropriations; if not,..? (65kb)
Reply to PQ 4200 [NW5076E] - Whether, with reference to an intergovernmental report commissioned by him on the latest round of the redeterminations of municipal boundaries initiated by the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs in 2015, he amended the original version of the specified report after consultations with (a)...? (63kb)
Reply to PQ 4203 [NW5079E] - (1) With reference to the latest round of the redeterminations of municipal boundaries initiated by the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs in 2015, what are the full details of the funding appropriations that have been approved to fund the (a) recurrent and (b) capital expenditures which will be incurred by the affected municipalities;..? (8kb)
Reply to PQ 4066 [NW4937E] - Whether he or the National Treasury has written to national and provincial departments in the course of 2015 to settle their respective outstanding accounts with municipalities immediately so that their cash flow could be facilitated; if not, why not; if so, ..? (246kb)
Reply to PQ 4196 [NW5072E] - (1) Whether, with reference to the latest round of the redeterminations of municipal boundaries initiated by the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs in 2015, (a) the specified Minister and/or..? (11kb)
 
Ministry
Reply to PQ 902 [NW1051E] - What amount was spent by (a) his department and (b) state entities reporting to him on (i) tickets and (ii) sponsorships on The New Age Breakfast Briefings for the last three financial years? (7kb)
Reply to PQ 628 [NW709E] - Whether he was aware of the covert intelligence unit operating within the SA Revenue Service; if so, how was the operation of the unit (a) funded and (b) accounted for in the entity’s annual financial statements? (64kb)
Reply to PQ 175 [NW183E] - (1) With reference to the reply of the Minister of Communications to question 1031 on 27 November 2014, what was the total amount that (a) the National Treasury and (b) each of its entities (i) spent on and/or (ii) budgeted for advertising...? (708kb)
Reply to PQ 1091 [NW1256E] - What amount did (a) the National Treasury and (b) entities reporting to him spend on advertising in The New Age newspaper in the (i) 2011-12, (ii) 2012-13 and (iii) 2013-14 financial years? (14kb)
Reply to PQ 867 [NW1016E] - (1) Whether the National Treasury or entities reporting to him provides any type of sponsorships; if not, what is his department’s position in this regard; if so, (a) what are the details of each sponsorship, ...? (335kb)
Reply to PQ 485 [NW564E] - Whether he is keeping abreast of developments at the SA Revenue Service (SARS); if so,...? (81kb)
Reply to PQ 1126 [NW1291E] - (a) What amount did (i) the National Treasury and (ii) state entities reporting to him spend on each newspaper subscription in each month (aa) in the (aaa) 2011-12, (bbb) 2012-13 and (ccc) 2013-14 financial years and...? (1,210kb)
Reply to PQ 1911 [NW2132E] - (a) Who are the current chief financial officers of (i) the National Treasury and (ii) the entities reporting to it and (b) what is the qualification of each chief financial officer? (92kb)
Reply to PQ 2242 [NW2601E] - Whether (a) the National Treasury and (b) any entities reporting to him has paid out the remainder of any employee's contract before the contractually stipulated date of termination of the contract since the 2008-09 financial year up to the latest specified date for which information is available; if so, ..? (85kb)
Reply to PQ 3061 [NW3602E] - (a) How does the (i) National Treasury and (ii) entities reporting to him define red tape and (b) what (i) specific interventions and/or (ii) systems have been implemented to (aa) identify and (bb) reduce red tape in (aaa) the National Treasury and (bbb) the entities reporting to him? (86kb)
 
Office of the Accountant-General
Reply to PQ 64 [NW66E] - With reference to his reply to question 1995 on 14 November 2014, (a) from which state departments were the two chief financial officers (CFOs) who were appointed to their respective positions without the necessary formal, finance-related qualifications and...? (8kb)
Reply to PQ 152 [NW159E] - Whether an investigation has been conducted into the status of funds, reportedly more than R4 million, which reflected in the financial statements of the Modimolle Local Municipality as being held in a bank account;..? (7kb)
Reply to PQ 488 [NW567E] - Whether the Government is using a quarterly tracking tool provided, as an internal control initiative, to help the executive authority determine whether officials among the Government auditees were remedying identified loopholes in their administrative systems and making the required improvements or whether such auditees were in fact remaining stagnant, regressing or failing to implement audit recommendations; if not, why not; if so,...? (7kb)
Reply to PQ 366 [NW394E] - For each metropolitan municipality, based on the 2013-14 audited annual financial statements, what amount of (a) irregular expenditure, (b) unauthorised expenditure and (c) fruitless and wasteful expenditure was...? (116kb)
Reply to PQ 1299 [NW1508E] - (1) With reference to his reply to question 1995 on 14 November 2014 and his reply to question 64 on 17 March 2015, when does he intend to conduct the survey on the qualifications of all chief financial officers (CFOs) in each national department for 2015;..? (7kb)
Reply to PQ 1389 [NW1602E] - (a) What number of (i) financial, (ii) forensic and/or (iii) other investigations that were commissioned by the National Treasury have been completed since 1 April 2013 and (b) in each case, what are the relevant details on the...? (303kb)
Reply to PQ 1500 [NW1710E] - In the 2015 Budget speech, the Minister of Finance stated that State Owned Companies including Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) will be financed through offsetting asset sales so that there is no net impact on the budget deficit...? (65kb)
Reply to PQ 1715 [NW1933E] - With reference to the former Minister of Finance’s reply to question 90 on 18 March 2014, and in light of excessive expenditure by public representatives of taxpayers money (details furnished), what action does the Government intend taking with regard to such excessive expenditure on (a) cars, (b) travel, (c) catering, (d) entertainment and (e) upgrades to offices and houses in all spheres of government? (74kb)
Reply to PQ 1808 [NW2027E] - Whether, with reference to the National Treasury’s decision to implement an Integrated Financial Management System (IFMS), the implementation of the IFMS has commenced; if not, why not; if so, what (a) progress has been made and (b) is the current status of the IFMS? (81kb)
Reply to PQ 1954 [NW2216E] - What was been the total number of public servants paid via the personnel salaries (PERSAL) system at the end of the (a) 2012-13, (b) 2013-14 and (c) 2014-15 financial years? (7kb)
Reply to PQ 1973 [NW2235E] - (1) With reference to the reply of the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs to question 1298 on 12 May 2015 (a) what number of state employees received awards from municipalities in Limpopo in contravention of section 44 of the Municipal Supply Chain Management Regulations of 2005 in..? (23kb)
Reply to PQ 2069 [NW2332E] - (a) How many transgressions by intent or by acts of omission of the provisions of the Public Finance Management Act, Act 1 of 1999 and the Municipal Finance Management Act, Act 56 of 2003, took place between 1 June 2009 and 31 May 2015,..? (70kb)
Reply to PQ 2151 [NW2463E] - With reference to the reply of the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs to question 1629 on 25 May 2015, (a) on what date did the National Treasury’s forensic investigation into the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro Integrated Public Transport system commence,..? (82kb)
Reply to PQ 2470 [NW2838E] - (1) With regard to the letter from a certain person (name and details furnished) from Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipal Council (EMMC) dated 3 September 2012 requesting condonation of irregular expenditure to the value of R819 million (details furnished) and National Treasury’s response (details furnished), why was the National Treasury not aware or made aware of..? (74kb)
Reply to PQ 2471 [NW2840E] - Whether he will investigate the claims made by a certain person (name and details furnished) from Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipal Council (EMMC) in a Labour Court affidavit case J2806/2013 and..? (61kb)
Reply to PQ 2472 [NW2841E] - (1) Whether he is aware that a certain official (name and details furnished) from the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality only disclosed irregular expenditure of R119 million for awards above R10 million not approved by the accounting officer (details furnished), when according to the National Treasury the amount was R819 million;..? (8kb)
Reply to PQ 2473 [NW2842E] - (1) Whether he is aware that a certain official (name and details furnished) from the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality was requested by the Municipal Public Accounts Committee (MPAC) to provide information on all contracts above R10 million awarded by the bid adjudication committee,..? (9kb)
Reply to PQ 2843 [NW3316E] - (1) With reference to (a) his reply to question 2471 on 24 July 2015, in which he stated that the National Treasury will not be conducting any forensic audit at the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality at that stage as the information at hand indicated that the Office of the Public Protector was in the process of conducting an investigation at the specified municipality and..? (8kb)
Reply to PQ 2986 [NW3491E] - With reference to his reply to question 2470 on 28 July 2015, what is his position on the (a) quality and (b) reliability of the Auditor-General’s audit, given that he missed (i) R819million in irregular expenditure that was reported to the National Treasury and (ii) R7,2billion in irregular expenditure that was concealed from the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipal Council? (82kb)
Reply to PQ 2844 [NW3317E] - (1) With reference to (a) his reply to question 2473 on 24 July 2015 in which he stated that the National Treasury will not be conducting any forensic audit at the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality at that stage as the information at hand indicated that the Office of the Public Protector was in the process of conducting an investigation at the specified municipality...? (7kb)
Reply to PQ 3428 [NW4089E] - In respect of the additional cost containment measures for consideration by accounting officers and accounting authorities specified in the National Treasury Instruction 01 of 2013/2014, which specified (a) departments, (b) constitutional institutions and (c) public entities listed on Schedule 2 and 3 of the Public Finance Management Act, Act 1 of 1999, (i) acquired air tickets using corporate air miles accumulated through loyalty programmes,..? (8kb)
Reply to PQ 3429 [NW4090E] - Whether there are any measures in place in his department to (a) monitor, (b) evaluate and (c) report on compliance with the cost containment measures set out in the National Treasury Instruction 01 of 2013/2014; if not, in each specified case, why not; if so, in each specified case, what are the relevant details? (6kb)
Reply to PQ 3559 [NW4226E] - (1) Whether, in respect of the (a) mandatory and (b) additional cost containment measures specified in National Treasury Instruction 01 of 2013/2014, each specified (i) department, (ii) constitutional institution and (iii) public entity listed on Schedule 2 and 3 of the Public Finance Management Act, Act 1 of 1999, (aa) complied and/or (bb) failed to comply in the 2014-15 financial year;..? (7kb)
Reply to PQ 3347 [NW4004E] - (1) In respect of the mandatory cost containment measures specified in the National Treasury Instruction 01 of 2013-14, by what (a) amount and (b) percentage did expenditure on (i) consultants, (ii) travel and subsistence and (iii) catering and events (aa) increase and/or (bb) decrease..? (237kb)
Reply to PQ 3427 [NW4088E] - Whether the National Treasury intends to expand the scope of the mandatory cost containment measures specified in the National Treasury Instruction 01 of 2013/2014; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details? (6kb)
Reply to PQ 3528 [NW4193E] - (1) Whether an audit committee was in place in each (a) metropolitan municipality and (b) local municipality that received a disclaimer or adverse audit opinion for the 2013-14 financial year; if not, why not; if so,...? (263kb)
Reply to PQ 3542 [NW4206E] - With reference to the reply of the former Minister of Finance to question 448 on 29 November 2013 in the National Council of Provinces (details furnished) and the findings of the investigation conducted by a certain company (name furnished) on behalf of the National Treasury that the contract that a certain company (name furnished) had with the Free State provincial government transgressed applicable legislative framework and must be terminated (details furnished), what steps does he intend to take in respect of the decision of the Premier of the Free State who allegedly went ahead and renewed the specified contract (details furnished)? (6kb)
Reply to PQ 3672 [NW4339E] - (a) What was the (i) total amount spent on direct charges against the National Revenue Fund and (ii) breakdown of the specified amount in the 2014-15 financial year and (b) in each specified case, what legal authority was used to make such direct charges to the National Revenue Fund? (72kb)
Reply to PQ 3348 [NW4005E] - Whether there were any requests for deviation from the mandatory cost containment measures specified in the National Treasury Instruction 01 of 2013-14; if not, why not; if so, in each specified case (a) what was the name of the (i) department, (ii) constitutional institution and/or (iii) public entity listed in Schedule 2 and 3 of the Public Finance Management Act, Act 1 of 1999, that requested the deviation, ..? (187kb)
Reply to PQ 3727 [NW4411E] - (1) With reference to paragraph 51 of the Report of the Auditor-General on the North West Department of Health for the 2014-15 financial year, where it is stated that (a) the National Assembly has instructed the National Department of Health and the National Treasury to conduct an investigation on all capital projects of the North West Department of Health and..? (70kb)
 
Office of the Chief Procurement Officer
Reply to PQ 259 [NW282E] - Whether the Government (a) has an up-to-date database of the lowest retail prices for goods and services which are generally procured by all or different spheres of government in the discharge of their functions, ...? (70kb)
Reply to PQ 254 [NW277E] - Whether the National Treasury was giving full effect to the ruling by Justice Jafta regarding a valid tender process (details furnished); if not, why not; if so,...? (80kb)
Reply to PQ 1652 [NW1869E] - What is his position with reference to the Minister of Social Development’s reply to question 112 on 28 February 2015 that the awarding of the contract to Nexia SAB&T was in line with procurement processes in light of the provisions of the Public Finance Management Act, Act 1 of 1999 and the National Treasury regulations? (67kb)
Reply to PQ 1651 [NW1868E] - What is his position with reference to the provisions of the Public Finance Management Act, Act 1 of 1999 and the National Treasury regulations in respect of the Minister of Social Development’s reply to question 290 on 28 April 2015 with regard to an additional payment that was made to Cash Paymaster Services which does not require reporting to the National Treasury? (69kb)
Reply to PQ 2841 [NW3314E] - What amount did the Government lose in procurement disputes in the (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11, (c) 2011-12, (d) 2012-13 and (e) 2014-15 financial years? (7kb)
Reply to PQ 3333 [NW3983E] - In light of the widely reported travel of the Deputy President, Mr Cyril Ramaphosa, on a state visit to Japan in a plane hired from a company owned by the Gupta family and Mr Duduzane Zuma, the son of the President, Mr Jacob G Zuma, and with which company the National Treasury manages an RT-61 contract, (a) what circumstances led to the hiring of an aircraft plane from the specified business, (b) were proper procurement processes followed in hiring the aircraft from the specified business and (c) what are the further relevant details? (91kb)
Reply to PQ 3671 [NW4338E] - What was the (a) total amount and (b) breakdown of such amounts spent (i) by each specified department and (ii) on each specified service provider in respect of the transversal supply and delivery of toilet paper, paper towels, facial tissues, paper serviettes, disposable wipes, dressing towels, draw pads, medical underpads, baby and adult diapers and inconvenience pads (aa) in the (aaa) 2010-11, (bbb) 2011-12, (ccc) 2012-13, (ddd) 2013-14 and (eee) 2014-15 financial years and (bb) since 1 April 2015? (7kb)
Reply to PQ 3929 [NW4794E] - What is the (a) total budgeted cost of running the Central Procurement Office (CPO) and (b) estimated savings of using the CPO? (12kb)
 
PIC
Reply to PQ 1484 [NW1697E] - (1) Whether the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) has invested in shares; if so, what is the extent of the investment; if not,..? (120kb)
Reply to PQ 2080 [NW2344E] - Whether, with reference to his reply to question 1484 on 18 April 2015, the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) has made any investments in the stock of the SA National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) regarding the Gauteng Highway Improvement Project and more specifically in stock that is in any way associated with the Gauteng e-tolling system; if not,..? (117kb)
Reply to PQ 4266 [NW5144E] - (1) What legal ground justifies the investment by the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) of funds from the Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF) in Lonmin, in light of the fact that this mine is almost bankrupt and that currently and in the foreseeable future no profits will be generated by said mine;...? (138kb)
 
Public Finance
Reply to PQ 582 [NW663E] - (a) When was the Market Sounding Study on broadband (i) commissioned and (ii) completed, (b)(i) who carried out the study and (ii) at what cost and (c) what (i) was the scope and (ii) were the key findings of the study? (87kb)
Reply to PQ 340 [NW366E] - How will the 9 600MW proposed nuclear build programme, to which the President referred in his state of the nation address on 12 February 2015, be financed? (6kb)
Reply to PQ 707 [NW855E] - (1) What discussions have taken place between the (a) National Treasury, (b) KwaZulu-Natal local government and (c) eThekwini Municipality about funding the 2022 Commonwealth Games, in view of the specified municipality’s announcement that it will be bidding for the event; ...? (64kb)
Reply to PQ 823 [NW970E] - Whether the means test for persons who qualify for an old-age pension will be phased out by 2016, as was announced by the previous Minister of Finance on 26 February 2013; if not, from what date will the means test no longer be applicable; if so, what are the relevant details? (119kb)
Reply to PQ 1274 [NW1483E] - Whether the National Health Insurance policy objective has been costed; if not, why not; if so, is it affordable? (71kb)
Reply to PQ 1292 [NW1501E] - (1) Whether, with reference to his reply to question 340 on 8 April 2015, the National Treasury was consulted on financing options before the Department of Energy embarked upon signing nuclear co-operation framework agreements with different countries in respect of the 9 600 MW nuclear build programme; if not,...? (8kb)
Reply to PQ 3190 [NW3788E] - With reference to his replies to questions 340 and 1292 on 8 April 2015 and 6 May 2015 respectively, whether the National Treasury has concluded the assessment of the (a) financial costs, (b) financial implications and/or (c)..? (7kb)
Reply to PQ 3191 [NW3789E] - Whether the National Treasury has modelled the impact on the economy of the (a) nuclear build programme and (b) the nuclear build programme compared to any other specified alternative energy generation option(s); if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details in each specified case? (7kb)
Reply to PQ 3445 [NW4106E] - What are the reasons for the National Treasury's decision to decline the request by the SA Police Service to establish the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI) as a separate operational programme? (6kb)
Reply to PQ 3192 [NW3790E] - (1) Whether any organ of state furnished the National Treasury with any document(s) relating to the (a) feasibility, (b) financing and/or (c) procurement of the nuclear build programme; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (i) what is the title of each specified document, (ii) when was each specified document furnished and (iii) which organ of state furnished the specified document in each specified case;..? (9kb)
 
SAA
Reply to PQ 470 [NW548E] - How many (a) employees were employed by the SA Airways (SAA) in (i) 2012, (ii) 2013 and (iii) 2014,...? (139kb)
Reply to PQ 3633 [NW4301E] - (1) How many (a) flight stewards and stewardesses and (b) pilots of the SA Airways (SAA) have been arrested abroad (i) in (aa) 2011, (bb) 2012, (cc) 2013 and (dd) 2014 and (ii) since January 2015;...? (61kb)
Reply to PQ 3733 [NW4417E] - (1) With reference to his reply to question 3441 on 2 October 2015, what was the total remuneration amount earned by (a) Monwabisi Kalawe and (b) Wolf Meyer in the 2014-15 financial year in any capacity besides that of director;..? (8kb)
Reply to PQ 3707 [NW4389E] - (1) What are the names of each of the newspapers bought by the SA Airways (SAA) group in the (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12, (c) 2012-13, (d) 2013-14 and (e) 2014-15 financial years;..? (295kb)
 
SARS
Reply to PQ 251 [NW273E] - Whether he can provide a detailed account of the amount of more than R100 million that was brought from Nigeria into the country and confiscated at the Lanseria airport on 5 September 2014; if not, why not; if so, ..? (7kb)
Reply to PQ 395 [NW470E] - (1) Whether he instituted any investigation with regard to allegations (details furnished) that a certain political organisation (name furnished) exerted pressure on officials of the SA Revenue Service (SARS) to permit T-shirts to be imported into the country from China before the 2014 general elections; ..? (180kb)
Reply to PQ 629 [NW710E] - Why has the SA Revenue Service (SARS) not released the Sikhakhane Report to the public? (180kb)
Reply to PQ 630 [NW711E] - What were the terms of the severance of the employment relationship between the SA Revenue Service and a certain person (name furnished)? (5kb)
Reply to PQ 1319 [NW1528E] - What was the SA Revenue Service’s total expenditure on rhino poaching interventions in the (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10, (c) 2010-11, (d) 2011-12, (e) 2012-13, (f) 2013-14 and (g) 2014-15 financial years? (183kb)
Reply to PQ 1448 [NW1661E] - What are the relevant details regarding the exact protocol or standing operating procedure to be followed by the National Treasury when considering and processing value-added tax refund claims over the amount of R100 000,00? (20kb)
Reply to PQ 1780 [NW1999E] - (1) (a) Which persons are served by the VIP Unit of the SA Revenue Services (SARS), (b) how many of SARS’s personnel are deployed to this unit, (c) how many offices are operated by this unit and (d) where are these offices located;..? (99kb)
Reply to PQ 2673 [NW3104E] - Has the SA Revenue Service (SARS) ever been contacted by the Central Energy Fund (CEF) for any form of assistance in the past 10 years; if so, (a) what were the details of the assistance required and (b) when was SARS contacted by CEF? (83kb)
Reply to PQ 2674 [NW3105E] - Whether, with reference to the SA Revenue Service’s investigation into Lesedi Biogas (Pty) Ltd, reference number NCE 1125376, he will provide a detailed update on the status of the investigation? (141kb)
Reply to PQ 2795 [NW3265E] - (1) Whether any unit connected with the SA Revenue Service (SARS) has conducted an investigation into the amounts received by (a) a certain person (name furnished) and (b) two officials of the Local Organising Committee for Fifa’s 2010 Soccer World Cup Tournament from (i) Fifa, (ii) the Government and/or (iii) any other person or persons connected to Fifa,..? (65kb)
Reply to OPQ 395 [NO3730E] - Has he received the KPMG Report on the Covert Intelligence Unit (CIU) operating within the SA Revenue Service (SARS) from (a) the SARS Commissioner and/or (b) any other person; if not, (i) why not and (ii) what is he doing to obtain a copy of the specified report; if so, what are (aa) the main contraventions that KPMG reported on and (bb) the relevant details of the recommendations contained in the specified report? (7kb)
Reply to PQ 3604 [NW4271E] - (a) What cases are currently being investigated by the SA Revenue Services’ Anti-Corruption Unit and (b) which of the specified cases are currently before the courts? (65kb)
Reply to PQ 3677 [NW4344E] - What amount of prospective tax revenue was forfeited for each specified (a) goods and (b) service which has been zero-rated for value-added tax in the (i) 2010-11, (ii) 2011-12, (iii) 2012-13, (iv) 2013-14 and (v) 2014-15 financial years? (90kb)
Reply to PQ 3678 [NW4345E] - What amount of prospective tax revenue was forfeited for each specified (a) goods and (b) service which has been exempted from value-added tax in the (i) 2010-11, (ii) 2011-12, (iii) 2012-13, (iv) 2013-14 and (v) 2014-15 financial years? (25kb)
 
Tax and Financial Sector Policy
Reply to PQ 68 [NW70E] - On which dates in 2014 did the National Treasury publish information on the employment tax incentive...? (127kb)
Reply to PQ 227 [NW248E] - Why Mineral and Petroleum Royalties are not classified as non-taxable income in the Revenue and Taxation Proposals of 2014...? (68kb)
Reply to PQ 403 [NW479E] - Has the National Treasury commissioned an impact study to examine the effectiveness of the Employment Tax Incentive; if so, what are its terms of reference? (7kb)
Reply to PQ 1069 [NW1230E] - (1) Whether he is able to give an indication of the holiday clubs that generate income run according to the point system and are not run according to the Sectional Titles Act, Act 95 of 1986, and/or the Share Blocks Control Act, Act 59 of 1980;...? (63kb)
Reply to PQ 1424 [NW1637E] - Does the National Treasury have a Regulatory Burden Reduction strategy in place; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details of the strategy? (65kb)
Reply to PQ 1965 [NW2227E] - With reference to the Minister of Social Development’s reply to question 1019 on 30 April 2015, wherein she states that more than 10 million beneficiaries who had to open a bank account with Grindrod Bank have not been given their bank account numbers, what steps does he intend to take against the bank? (66kb)
Reply to PQ 1791 [NW2010E] - (1) What is the breakdown of the taxable income derived from the mining sector in terms of each of the specified top 20 mining companies in the (a) 2013-14 and (b) 2014-15 financial years;...? (135kb)
Reply to PQ 1793 [NW2012E] - (1) What protection is given to customers who invest or lend money from commercial banks in South Africa, to ensure banks will not collapse and/or be liquidated;..? (73kb)
Reply to PQ 2208 [NW2521E] - Whether he will offer South African citizens a tax dispensation similar to that being offered by the new British government to its citizens, not to increase taxes for the duration of its term of office in order to give British taxpayers the certainty requisite to take out a mortgage to purchase a house; if not, why not; if so, when will he make such an announcement? (12kb)
Reply to PQ 2360 [NW2722E] - (1) What is the breakdown with regard to the current price per liter of (a) petrol and (b) diesel in terms of the (i) cost of petrol or diesel, (ii) fuel levy, (iii) tax and (iv) any other items;..? (368kb)
Reply to OPQ 410 [NO3747E] - Why is the Government not utilising accumulated reserves and idling cash in the Government Employees Pension Fund to assist employees who have accumulated enough pension by using a portion of it to pay off their bonds and to build homes? (70kb)
Reply to PQ 2784 [NW3052E] - Whether he is considering any plans whereby private and public pension funds will be compelled to invest more money in development projects; if not, whether any consideration will be given to this in the future; if so, what are the relevant details? (123kb)
Reply to PQ 2788 [NW3257E] - Whether the Government has (a) successfully prosecuted and shut down any pyramid or Ponzi scheme in the period 1 June 2014 to 30 June 2015, (b) ensured that an inspectorate was checking that all popular advertisements attracting investors had a legitimate financial service provider (FSP) number on it and acting at once against...? (75kb)
Reply to PQ 3226 [NW3827E] - (1) With reference to his reply to question 68 on 17 March 2015, (a)(i) how many employers and (ii) employees have claimed the Employment Tax Incentive (ETI) in each month since 1 January 2014 and (b) from which economic sectors and/or industries are the specified (i) employers and (ii) employees;..? (245kb)
Reply to PQ 3349 [NW4006E] - What was (a) the total (i) revenue collection target, (ii) actual revenue collected and (iii) variance between the revenue target and revenue collected and (b) the breakdown of the total (i) revenue collection target, (ii) actual revenue collected and (iii) variance between the revenue target and revenue collected during the period 1 April 2015 up to the latest specified date for which information is available? (11kb)
Reply to PQ 3409 [NW4069E] - Whether current pensioners of the Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF) can opt out of the GEPF and invest their funds elsewhere; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details? (124kb)
Reply to PQ 3588 [NW4255E] - (1) With reference to the Minister of Women in The Presidency’s reply to oral question 336 on 26 August 2015, what (a) measures, (b) policies and/or (c) legislation is the National Treasury currently considering to facilitate the growth of financial co-operatives, particularly those aimed at the financial empowerment of economically excluded women living in both (i) urban and (ii) rural areas;..? (89kb)
Reply to PQ 3320 [NW3857E] - (a) How many transactions under all categories applicable to BOPCUS non-resident rand outward payments were recorded from all authorised foreign currency dealers in (i) 2013 and (ii) 2014 and (b) what are the (i) names of the countries and (ii) relevant amounts in each specified case? (237kb)
Reply to PQ 3698 [NW3479E] - Whether, given the 13,72 % return made by the Public Investment Corporation from its investment portfolios, he would consider motivating that the Government Employees Pension Fund grant all pensioners an increase for next year that is higher than the inflation rate; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details? (117kb)
Reply to PQ 3839 [NW4585E] - (1) (a)(i) When was the clean break principle instituted that is applicable when a member of the Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF) gets divorced and (ii) why the stated principle is applicable when a member of the GEPF gets divorced and (b) how many members of the GEPF have been affected by the specified principle to date;..? (127kb)
Reply to PQ 3847 [NW4606E] - (1) (a)(i) What is the total value of the debt that has been created by the clean break principle since its inception date,..? (121kb)
Reply to PQ 3964 [NW4831E] - What steps has the National Treasury taken prevent a tax revolt in the country as a result of the public anger caused by the continuing futile and fruitless expenditure, serial corruption in the procurement process, large bail outs of badly run state-owned enterprises, above-inflation salary awards for an oversized cabinet and bloated bureaucracy and vanity expenditure by the Government? (10kb)
 








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